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Kivalliq man catches Greenland shark

A Greenland shark measuring more than 3 metres (10 feet) in length and weighing close to 227 kilograms (500 pounds) was caught in a whale net in Coral Harbour on Oct. 1, 2018. Photo courtesy Jeffrey Ottokie
October 12, 2018 - Coral Harbour

One of the longest-living vertebrates known on Earth, a Greenland shark, was caught in a whaling net near Coral Harbour on Oct. 1.

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Keep the presses going

October 12, 2018 - Kivalliq

Oct. 1 to 7 slipped quietly past this week without the fanfare that can accompany seven-day-awareness periods such as National Fire Prevention Week, Aboriginal Awareness Week, National Youth Violence Prevention Week or National Women’s or Men’s Health Week.

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Inuit youth gather to fight suicide

Goalie Pakka Arnatsiaq is ready to try and pass the ball as Curtis Siusangnark, centre, and Quentin Tuktudjuk put the pressure on in front of his goal during Embrace Life activities at Tuugaalik High School in Naujaat on Sept. 28, 2018. Photo courtesy Julia MacPherson
October 11, 2018 - Naujaat

Students and staff members at Tuugaalik High School took part in an initiative aimed at preventing suicide during the school’s Embrace Life celebration in Naujaat on Sept. 28.

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ᖁᕕᐊᓲᑎᖃᕐᓂᖅ ᐃᓅᓂᕐᒥᒃ

Grade 8 student Roger Ammaroalik, from left, Grade 7 student Andrea Uttak and Grade 9 student Heather Putulik enjoy the bonfire during Embrace Life activities at Tuugaalik High School in Naujaat on Sept. 28, 2018. Photo courtesy Julia MacPherson
October 11, 2018 - Naujaat

ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓴᓇᔩᑦ ᑐᒑᓕᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᒡᔪᐊᕐᒥ ᖁᕕᐊᒋᔭᖃᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᐅᑉᓗᒃᑯᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒃᑎᑕᐅᕈᓘᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ – ᐅᑉᓛᕆᔭᖓᓂᒃ ᐅᖃᖃᑎᒌᖅᑳᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕐᓇᖅᑑᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᒥᒃ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᐃᓅᓯᕐᒥᒃ ᑭᐱᓯᕙᒃᑐᑦ ᒥᒃᓵᓄᑦ – ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᒃ ᐃᓅᓯᕐᒥᒃ ᐃᓵᒃᓯᒪᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᓲᑎᖃᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᓇᐅᔮᓂ ᓯᑎᐱᕆ 28-ᒥ.

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AROUND KIVALLIQ: Co-ordinator named

Kathleen Merritt of Rankin Inlet has left her board position with Qaggiavuut to co-ordinate its digigital Nunangat project revitalizing ancient Inuit music. Photo courtesy of Qaggiavuut
October 11, 2018 - Kivalliq

Kathleen Merritt of Rankin Inlet has stepped down from her role on the Qaggiavuut board to join the performance arts company’s working team.

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KIA president addresses controversy

October 10, 2018 - Rankin Inlet/Kivalliq

The Kivalliq Inuit Association (KIA) wrapped up its annual general meeting (AGM) in the middle of a firestorm of controversy on social media aimed at KIA president David Ningeongan this past week in Rankin Inlet.

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ᓇᖕᒥᓂᓖᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᕝᕖᓪᓗ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒥᓂᒃ ᓴᖅᑭᔮᖅᑎᑦᑎᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐱᕕᒃᓴᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᔪᑦ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥ ᓴᓇᙳᐊᖅᑎᓂᒃ ᒥᖅᓱᖅᑎᓂᒃ

Elder Honore Aglukka of Naujaat sits behind his collection of traditional Inuit tools at the ninth annual Kivalliq Trade Show's Art Festival at Simon Alaittuq School in Rankin Inlet on Sept. 25, 2018. Darrell Greer/NNSL photo
October 10, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

ᐊᒥᓱᒻᒪᕆᐊᓗᐃᑦ ᑕᑯᔭᖅᑐᐃᓯᒪᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᒥᖅᓱᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᓂᒃ ᓴᓇᙳᐊᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᓂᒡᓗ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᓐᓄᕌᓕᐊᖑᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᑉᓗᑎᒃ ᓴᖅᑭᔮᖅᑎᑕᐅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐅᒍᑎᖃᑦᑕᓚᐅᕆᑉᓗᑎᒃ 9-ᒋᔭᖓᓂᒃ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᓖᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᕝᕖᓪᓗ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒥᓂᒃ ᓴᖅᑭᔮᖅᑎᑦᑎᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ ᓯᑎᐱᕆ 25-ᒥ.

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At Kivalliq Trade Show, artisans show their wares

Rankin craftsperson Kyle Johnston, left, describes his various knives and ulus to a group of Agnico Eagle Mines representatives at the ninth annual Kivalliq Trade Show's Art Festival at Simon Alaittuq School in Rankin Inlet on Sept. 25, 2018. Darrell Greer/NNSL photo
October 10, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

Hundreds of people passed through the arts market and took the time to attend the fashion show during the ninth annual Kivalliq Trade Show in Rankin Inlet on Sept. 25.

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COLUMN: Trade show still has vital role

October 5, 2018 - Kivalliq

One thing you can take to the bank: anytime a trade show hits a community, there is no shortage of folks who sing its praises and no shortage of folks who think it’s a waste of time and money for the same old people and companies doing the same old thing.

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AROUND KIVALLIQ: Band on ice

Mathew Thompson, from left, Anthony Collens and William Palliser use a generator to play live music around the community of Naujaat this past spring. Photo courtesy Matt Thompson
October 4, 2018 - Kivalliq

Bandmates Mathew Thompson, Anthony Collens and William Palliser took their music around the community of Naujaat in a unique way this past spring.

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Capt. Erin McKinlay becomes acting CO of 3055 RCACC in Naujaat

Cadet regional training officer Capt. Erin McKinlay, middle, presents 3055 RCACC commanding officer Capt. Lloyd Francis, left, and Chief Warrant Officer Terance Mapsalak with a certificate declaring the 3055 as the top army cadet corp in the Northeastern Area for 2016-17 in Naujaat in November of 2018. Photo courtesy Lloyd Francis
October 4, 2018 - Naujaat

The 3055 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps (RCACC) Naujaat has been given an eleventh-hour reprieve and will continue to function for at least another year.

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Kissarvik Co-op hosts supervisor training course in Rankin Inlet

The Co-op supervisors participating in a two-day safety training course organized by Arctic Co-operatives are, back row from left, Jake Haganas (Rankin Inlet), Hasan Kapasi, (Kugaaruk), Reghuraj Ramachandran (Naujaat), Jamie Botelho (Toromont Arctic, Rankin Inlet), Matt Clark (Arctic Co-operatives Ltd., Iqaluit), David Bond (Rankin Inlet), Jonathan Mowery (Rankin Inlet), Wes Mazur (instructor, Crane River OHS) and Benjamin Peever (Gjoa Haven) and front row from left, Ruth Kidlapik (Naujaat), Glenn Woodford (Rankin Inlet), Michelle McPhee (Arviat), Louissa Kukkiak (Chesterfield Inlet) and Louis Angotingoar (Naujaat) in Rankin Inlet on Sept. 27 and 28. Photo courtesy Kissarvik Co-op
October 3, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

Co-op supervisors from around Nunavut were in Rankin Inlet for a supervisor familiarization course this past week.

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Gunsmith sets his sight on a career

Joeffrey Kaludjak promotes his passion and part-time business (KAL-SHOT) of gunsmithing and training at the Kivalliq Trade Show in Rankin Inlet on Sept. 25, 2018. Darrell Greer/NNSL photo
October 2, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

Many people dream of one day having their passion in life turn into a profitable business for them and Joeffrey Kaludjak of Rankin Inlet is inching closer to that goal.

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Kivalliq Trade Show plays important role in developing regional economy

Cedric Autut, left, talks with Steve Thompson of the Canadian Coast Guard during the Kivalliq Trade Show in Rankin Inlet on Sept. 25, 2018. Darrell Greer/NNSL photo
October 2, 2018 - Rankin Inlet/Kivalliq

The ninth annual Kivalliq Trade Show attracted its largest number of participants yet this past week in Rankin Inlet.

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AROUND KIVALLIQ: Cadet corps gets reprieve

Cadet Chief WarrantOfficer Terance Mapsalak sets up an orienteering course during a cadet expedition on the land near Naujaat on May 12. The corp has received an 11th-hour reprieve and is trying to renew its cadet program this school year. NNSL file photo
September 28, 2018 - Kivalliq

The multi-award-winning 3055 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps (RCACC) in Naujaat may yet find itself back on its feet.

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Rankin man first Nunavut futsal player invited to Team Canada camp

Kris Ukpataujaq, second from left standing, of Rankin Inlet poses with his split-squad team after being one of 20 players invited to a Team Canada national futsal evaluation camp in Gatineau, Que., in September of 2018. photo courtesy Kris Ukpataujaq
September 28, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

Kris Ukpataujaq of Rankin Inlet was over the moon when he found out he was one of 20 players invited to a Team Canada national futsal evaluation camp in Gatineau, Que., earlier this month.

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Kivalliq Mayors Forum in Naujaat

September 27, 2018 - Kivalliq

The 2018 Kivalliq Mayors Forum is being hailed as a success due to the levels of communication, participation and co-operation evident throughout the gathering in Naujaat from Sept. 11 to 13.

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Winnipeg vets treat 85 animals in Rankin

Registered veterinary technician Jenn Dakin trims some of Qinu's fur and keeps an eye on his vitals as Dr. Jonas Watson (both of Winnipeg's Tuxedo Animal Hospital) checks on his patient's recovery following its surgery at the visiting vet clinic in Rankin Inlet on Sept. 20, 2018. Darrell Greer/NNSL photo
September 26, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

A three-person team from the Winnipeg-based Tuxedo Animal Hospital made the journey to conduct the annual veterinary pet clinic in Rankin Inlet from Sept. 18 to 22.

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Terry Fox Runs in Kivalliq raise $3K

Participants in the annual Terry Fox Run at Victor Sammurtok School are ready to hit the road in Chesterfield Inlet on Sept. 14, 2018. photo courtesy Glen Brocklebank
September 26, 2018 - Chesterfield Inlet/Naujaat

In yet another example of Kivalliq spirit and generosity, students at Tusarvik Elementary School and Tuugaalik High School in Naujaat and Victor Sammurtok School (VSS) in Chesterfield Inlet, raised more than $3,000 for cancer research during their annual Terry Fox Run in the two communities.

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COLUMN: Rankin is lucky to have Tuxedo in its corner

September 25, 2018 - Kivalliq

Hanging around and being a bit of a pest for an hour or two, while the three visiting animal health-care professionals from the Winnipeg-based Tuxedo Animal Hospital took care of business at Rankin Inlet’s annual veterinary pet clinic this past week, triggered some emotional memories for me.

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Science and culture in Chesterfield Inlet

Science student Melanie Qaqqasig gathers plants for the perfect tea blend during the annual Kivalliq Science Educator's Community Science Camp in Chesterfield Inlet from Sept. 6-10, 2018. photo courtesy of Juamita Balhuizen
September 21, 2018 - Chesterfield Inlet

More than 40 students and teachers from across the Kivalliq hit the water in the name of science during the annual Kivalliq Science Educator’s Community (KSEC) Science Camp in Chesterfield Inlet from Sept. 6 to 10.

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COLUMN: New festival would be win-win

September 21, 2018 - Kivalliq

Word on the street in Rankin Inlet has a group of folks coming together this past weekend in hopes of forming a committee to establish a second music festival in Rankin Inlet.

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AROUND KIVALLIQ: Keeping the spirit alive

Students and staff members from both schools in the community take-off to run to raise money for cancer research during the annual Terry Fox Run in Naujaat on Sept. 7. photo courtesy Julia MacPherson
September 20, 2018 - Kivalliq

Students at Tusarvik Elementary School and Tuugaalik High School combined to raise more than $1,500 for cancer research during the annual Terry Fox Run in Naujaat on Sept. 7.

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Needle, thread and diploma

Among the female Grade 12 graduates who made their own sealskin jackets in a special program at Sakku School are, from left, Kayleen Emiktowt, Shantea Bruce, Christa Emiktowt, Krissy Harron, Devonna Ell and Shania Eetuk in Coral Harbour on Sept. 10, 2018. Missing from photo is Linda Ningeongan. Photo courtesy Rhoda Paliak-Angootealuk
September 19, 2018 - Coral Harbour

A group of female Grade 12 graduates had their final year of high school made a bit more memorable with the addition of a touch of culture and a healthy portion of traditional skill in Coral Harbour this past semester.

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Keeping away from alcohol eliminates threat of FASD

Annie Anautalik, right, and Kim Chipman served tasty Mocktails (a non-alcoholic drink) on behalf of the Baker Lake Prenatal Nutrition Project to celebrate International FASD day in September of 2018. photo courtesy Laurel Kreuger
September 18, 2018 - Baker Lake

The Baker Lake Prenatal Nutrition Project hosted a mocktail tasting table at the local Northern store to mark International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Awareness Day in Baker Lake on Sept. 9.

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Class trips play integral role in life, education at Naujaat’s Tuugaalik High School

Tuugaalik High School Grade 9 student Pakka Arnatsiaq enjoys a juicy caribou eyeball during his class's land trip in Naujaat on Sept. 6, 2018. photo courtesy of Julia MacPherson
September 17, 2018 - Naujaat

Students and staff at Tuugaalik High School place a high value on the school’s annual land-and-boat trips, which are part of the approach to the blending of culture and academic learning that Tuugaalik is well-known for.

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New top Mountie could bring real change

September 11, 2018

Brenda Lucki said all the right things while being sworn in as the first female commissioner of the RCMP in history this past Thursday, Sept. 6, at Regina, Sask.’s, F Division.

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Grad day in Naujaat

photo courtesy Brad Dillon
September 11, 2018

The community of Naujaat came together to see Tuugaalik High School celebrate its largest graduating class in history on Aug. 24.

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Not time for emotional response, says Arviat MLA

Bear attacks have claimed the lives of a man in Naujaat and Arviat during July and August of 2018 in the Kivalliq region. NNSL file photo
September 11, 2018

Reducing the threat of bear attacks in the Kivalliq depends on a cohesive effort that gives everyone a voice that will be heard, not “crazy talk,” said Arviat North/Whale Cove MLA John Main.

Main made the comments in the wake of two fatal bear attacks in the Kivalliq during the past two months.

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Focus now on celebrating life

Barney Tootoo displays the sign and memorial picture dedicated to the fifth annual Suicide Prevention Walk in memory of his son, Terence Tootoo, in Rankin Inlet on Aug. 28, 2018. Darrell Greer/NNSL photo
September 11, 2018

A large crowd came out in support of the fifth annual Suicide Prevention Walk in Rankin Inlet on Aug. 28.

The annual event is held in memory of Terence Tootoo.

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